Saturday, September 29th, 2012 - JFA Purple Orange
An orange is named for its colour - what you see is what you get. But what if an orange was another colour, say, purple? Would you pause and take a deeper look? It's the same with people living with disability - you need to look beyond what you think you see.

The Julia Farr Association has completed the transition to their new brand identity JFA Purple Orange with the launch of a new website www.purpleorange.org.au.

JFA Purple Orange is a non-government, social profit organisation working to improve the life chances of people living with disability.

JFA Purple Orange CEO Robbi Williams says the new accessible website is a great source of information and news about issues affecting people living with disability.

“Our work includes research, consultation, training, policy, publication and evaluation; we produce a lot of good information,” Mr Williams says.

“Our vision is that people living with disability are living ordinary valued lives characterised by rich personhood, active citizenhood and personal growth,” he says.

Julia Farr Board Chair Dr Lorna Hallahan says information is of vital importance for people to have control and choice in their lives.

“The website has been launched at a critical time for people living with disability and their families with disability policy and practice undergoing significant change both locally and nationally,” Dr Hallahan says.

“With discussions about a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) it is essential people living with disability and their families have access to the information they need to make informed choices,” she says.

JFA Purple Orange CEO Robbi Williams is on two national expert groups announced by the Federal Government earlier this year to inform design of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and Board Chair Dr Lorna Hallahan is a member of the NDIS National Advisory Group.

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CONTACT: Information & Communications Officer Susan Peterson on 8373 8316/0406 933 927

The Julia Farr Association and its related entities are not part of the former Julia Farr Centre, which since 2006 has been part of the South Australian Government division Disability SA. New websites for the Julia Farr Housing Association and Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund will be launched over the coming months. The Julia Farr Housing Association is the social landlord for a range of accessible community houses in metropolitan and regional South Australia. The Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund provides grant funding for projects that offer benefit to adults living with an acquired brain injury or a degenerative neurological condition.

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JFA Purple Orange


JFA Purple Orange is a social profit, non-government organisation working to improve the life chances of people living with disability and their families.
Susan Peterson
P: (08) 8373 8316
W: www.purpleorange.org.au

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